Being Diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis

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On Tuesday 10 March 2020 at 7:00pm we will be hosting the webinar: ‘Being Diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis’ to be presented by Dr James Galloway.

Date 10 March 2020

Being Diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis


Dr James Galloway



Rheumatoid arthritis is a long term condition that causes inflammation within the joints. The last 20 years have seen phenomenal changes in the treatment options, and the outlook for someone diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in 2020 is much better than in previous decades. However, it is crucial that the diagnosis is made early and treatment commenced quickly. As a result, the journey of someone recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis can be complex, stressful and overwhelming for some people. Many people find that the disease impacts upon their work and social life, and feelings of low mood and anxiety are common. This webinar will review the early symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, and how a specialist rheumatologist can diagnose the condition. The session will cover what sort of investigations are usually undertaken as well as the types of treatments used. In particular, the link between physical and mental health will be discussed, highlighting what people can do to support themselves through self-management strategies.


Dr Galloway is a Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at King’s College Hospital in London. He has a specialist interest in rheumatoid arthritis, and is a medical advisor to NRAS. He has a particular interest in early diagnosis and treatment. As well as seeing patients, he also works with the Health Quality Improvement Partnership on the National Early Inflammatory Arthritis Audit, a project seeking to improve the early treatment of people diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in the NHS.

This webinar will be streaming LIVE, so you will have the opportunity to type in questions and have them answered in real time. This is an exclusive opportunity to hear from, and interact with, experts in their field in the comfort of your own home.

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